November 2, 2009 in Features

Things to do

 

Today

Toddler Storytime - For children 18 months to 3. Library locations include: Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Baby Lapsit - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Tuesday

Tribal Belly Dance Basics - For age 15 and older. Strengthen your core while learning dance moves. No experience necessary. Registration is required. Class held every Tuesday for five weeks from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lotus Self-Defense School, 212 W. Second Ave. $49. (509) 625-6200.

Harlem Ambassadors vs. Kiwanis Klassics Basketball Fundraiser - The co-ed Harlem Ambassadors will play local leaders and celebrities with proceeds to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County and scholarships for college-bound Post Falls High School students. Tickets available at First Bank, Panhandle State Bank and Bankcda. Bring two items for the Post Falls Food Bank and receive pre-game pricing at the door. 6:30 p.m., Post Falls High gymnasium, 2832 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls. Adults, $9/advance, $11/at the door, Students $7/advance, $9/at the door. (208) 777-8937.

MOPS Group (Mothers of Preschoolers) - Childcare provided. 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. (509) 701-0915.

Wednesday

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390; 11 a.m., North Spokane, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. Free.

Preschool Play and Learn Storytime - For children ages 3 to 5. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are asked to join in for the entire 60 minutes. Library locations include: Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave. (509) 893-8300; Spokane Valley, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400. 10:30 a.m. Free.

“Let the Wild Rumpus Start!” - For schoolage children. Create something wild while celebrating the release of the movie version of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” 4 p.m., Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes. Free. (509) 444-5331.

Thursday

Storytime at Colfax Library - Baby Time for children up to 2 years old at 10:10 a.m.; Toddler Time for age 2-3 at 10:30 a.m.; and Preschool Time for age 4-6 at 11 a.m. Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Storytime at Whitman County Library - A variety of books and activities for children and their families including poetry, fingerplays and action activities, games, musical events, crafts, puppets, and creative dramatics. Baby Time, ages 2 and younger: 10:10-10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time, ages 2-3: 10:30-11 a.m.; Preschool Time, ages 4-5: 11-11:30 a.m. Whitman County Library, 402 S. Whitman Ave., Rosalia, Wash. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3-5. Library locations and times include: 10:30 a.m., South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390; 11 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

After-School Specials – “Color Explosion.” Enjoy mixing, matching and playing with colors. A different science project will be presented each month. 4 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.

Friday

Wedding and Party Dance Class - Fridays through Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. For age 16 and older. Sponsored by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave., $49. (509) 625-6200.

Play and Learn at Colfax Library - A community play group. Participants may stay for the entire 90 minutes, drop in or leave early. 10-11:30 a.m., U.S. Bank Building, 101 N. Main St., Colfax. Free. (877) 733-3375.

Toddler Storytime - For children ages 18 months to 3. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. (509) 444-5395. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Lapsit - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.

Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3 to 5. Library locations include: Downtown, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5356; East Side, 524 S. Stone St.; Hillyard, 4005 N. Cook St. (509) 444-5380; Indian Trail, 4909 W. Barnes. (509) 444-5395. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Dads Helping Dads - Group meets to discuss the important roles fathers play in their children’s lives. 7 p.m., Fowler Church, 3928 N. Howard St. (509) 290-6494.

Author Susan Musgrave - Sponsored by the EWU Inland Northwest Center for Writers, Canadian poet and children’s book author presents selections from her published and forthcoming works. 7:15 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore auditorium, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

“Treasure Island”- Watch Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho’s production based on the adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Shows today at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call for ticket reservations or purchase online. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Advance: $9/adults, $8/children; $10 at the door. (208) 277-5727.

Saturday

11th Annual North Idaho Winter Swap - Items for sale will include new and used skiing equipment, snowboarding gear, accessories, as well as all types of winter clothing. Hosted by Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain volunteer ski patrol. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. $4/adults, free/age 12 and younger with paying adult. (208) 818-3133.

26th Annual Writing Rally - Featuring Candace Fleming, author of critically-acclaimed, bestselling books for children, including the picture books “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!” and “Boxes for Katje.” The rally is a family literacy initiative for students in pre-school through sixth grade. Two sessions, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Registration required. Whitworth University, Cowles Memorial Auditorium. (509) 777-3263.

Central Valley Band Craft Fair - Crafts and baked goods on sale to benefit the Central Valley band and color guard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. $2 per day. (509) 228-5100.

Fall bazaar - Bake sale plus craft and home items. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and after the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. (509) 924-2350.

MOPS Craft Fair - A Mothers of Preschoolers group in Spokane Valley is hosting a craft and home-based business fair offering food, crafts and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 921-5959.

Holiday Bazaar - Featuring crafts, a bake sale, antiques, raffles and vendors. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines. (509) 926-7966.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance by e-mail to features@spokesman.com; by fax to (509) 459-5098; by mail to Our Kids Calendar, Features Department, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; or submit online at www.spokane7.com/events/submit.


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